Become a volunteer to contribute your time, skills and talent! Or, choose to donate a gift of money to help fund our maintenance/land management or our educational programming. Your hard work and gifts mean that the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum (GPA) will continue to be a wonderful place for area residents to enjoy and learn about. Volunteer opportunities include:
- Maintaining the GPA: Volunteers can help in one or more of the following areas: invasive weed control, brush cutting, mulching, trash clean up, etc.
- The Friends of GPA (FOGPA) Board: The Friends of GPA Board oversees the activities and maintenance of the Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum. People who love nature, have good ideas on how to enhance and protect the GP&A, and have connections to the Fond du Lac County community are encouraged to apply. Yearly appointments are approved in May.
- Environmental education knowledge sharing: The FOGPA is always looking for people to share their knowledge and expertise for our educational programs. Let us know what you would like to present!
- Prairie Fest Committee: This committee starts meeting in April/May to plan for our annual Prairie Fest event that occurs the first Saturday of August. Prairie Fest is a free family-oriented environmental education event with activities for all ages. If you love to plan events, especially ones centered around nature, please connect with us!
To volunteer or donate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you want to help.